Gold Fields, Epiroc to collaborate on hybrid hauler

GOLD Fields and Epiroc are partnering to develop and test a proof of concept for the Minetruck MT65 E-Drive with the aim of having a prototype at Gold Fields Granny Smith mine in Western Australia at the beginning of 2024.

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Gold Fields’ vice-president technical Tim Hewitt (left) and Sami Niiranen.

The MT65 E-Drive will combine a traditional diesel engine with electric drive system technology to, hopefully, significantly reduce the amount of diesel used across a mine's fleet and increase